10-year-old struck by hit-and-run driver has died. It's considered as Peoria's 31st homicide of the year
A 10-year-old's Peoria boy's death is now under investigation as a homicide.
Troy Erving was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the 1600 block of NE Glen Oak on Tuesday evening.
Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Erving was pronounced brain dead at 8:15 a.m. Friday.
Harwood said an autopsy showed Erving died of severe blunt force head trauma and a resulting brain injury.
Erving was a fifth-grader at Lincoln Middle School. A GoFundMe is raising money for the boy's funeral expenses.
The suspected hit-and-run driver, 43-year-old Karrie Brunswig, faces several charges linked to the collision, including felony counts of leaving the scene of an accident and driving on a suspended license.
Brunswig is being held in the Peoria County Jail on a $1 million bond. She's set to appear in court again on Dec. 9.
Harwood said the case is considered a homicide because Erving died as a result of another person's actions. More criminal charges are possible pending review of the case by the state's attorney's office.
This marks Peoria's 31st recorded homicide of 2021.